A Closer Look At... Diana Krall

This week Gigseen are bringing you another fantastic concert to enjoy at your own leisure. Our Gig of The Week featured concerts are completely FREE all week - all you have to do is register at Gigseen TV, sit back and relax as we bring you Diana Krall Live In Rio.

Each week, A Closer Look At... is intended to help you find out a little more about the featured artist and their concert. Or, if you're already a die-hard fan, it's a chance to remind yourself of the talent and spectacle on offer!

Live In Rio sees Diana Krall performing some of her well-loved songs from her twelfth album, the Bossa Nova-themed Quiet Nights, as well as pulling out some fun Bossa Nova standards. Using Brazil as a musical point of reference, the award–winning pianist and singer delivers a stylish and intimate performance. The musicality on Live in Rio is superb. Krall’s four-piece band, Anthony Wilson on guitar, John Clayton on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums are beautifully in sync with one another, each member showcasing their abilities during tracks like I Love Being Here with You. Paulinho da Costa is also a fantastic musician, constantly building momentum with his legendary percussive skills.

For those who may not be familiar with the Brazilian music genre, here's a brief description:

Bossa Nova wave (literally 'new bump' or 'new way' in Portuguese) was the widely popular musical style, based on the country’s traditional samba rhythms, that swept up from the sidewalk cafes of Rio in the early ‘60s and seduced the entire planet with its hypnotic, swaying beats, sultry melodies, and new, exciting harmonies – all with generous room for jazz improvisation.

This concert is not to be missed. It's a celebration of music and culture, performed by a world-wide star.

Born in 1964, the Canadian is known for her contralto vocals and is the only Jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums. To date, she has won three Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards and has also has earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums. We hope you enjoy this week's concert!